For those of you unsure of what I am talking about, here are a few details.
Have you ever seen a funny, strange or bizarre sign while wandering around, whether it be at home or while traveling? For me I tend to come across these kind of signs while visiting a new place. Many of the times it turns out that things just might be lost in translation. Either way, I like to refer to these sort of signs as Ridiculous Street Signs. Continue reading Contributor Ridiculous Street Signs #11: Slang- Gothenburg, Sweden→
I was happy to receive an e-mail from my friend and fellow BoardingArea blogger Rene, writer of the blog DeltaPoints.
The subject of the e-mail was related to a favorite thing that I randomly come across at home and while traveling- Street Signs!
For those of you that don’t know, I am a big fan of funny or odd signs that I like to call Ridiculous Street Signs. I have a tab at the top of my blog with signs that I’ve shared and others from contributors. (Find out how you can contribute a sign below.)
Kim and I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Jason and his wife at the BoardingArea Conference (aka BAcon) back in May. We then ran into them at the airport in Denver while waiting for our flight to New Orleans.
After receving Jason’s e-mail I sent him a few questions to find out a little more about his sign photo.
The easiest sign in the world to follow, Coober Pedy, South Australia
While checking out Twitter last week, I came across a tweet by Gary Arndt (@EverywhereTrip) which caught my interest. The tweet said “An easy sign to follow in Coober Pedy, South Australia”. A link to a daily travel photo that Gary had posted to his blog in 2010 was included.
Gary writes the very popular, award winning travel blog Everything Everywhere. He’s been traveling around the world for over six years, visiting many interesting places and taking incredible photos along the way.
I had the opportunity to interview Gary last August. (Check out the interview HERE)
Last year I was chatting with my friend Dennis, the Lufthansa Flyerabout my Ridiculous Street Signs photos and tab. After looking through my photos he told me about a street sign photo of his own that he wanted to share.
When I decided to add reader contributed Ridiculous Street Signs photos, the sign that Dennis had sent me came to mind. I contacted Dennis to see if he would like his sign featured in a post and he was more than happy to answer a few questions about it.
Here is a little info about his photo: MW: What country & city was the sign spotted in? Dennis: Isle of Capri, Italy
MW: When did you spot the sign? Dennis: I spotted the sign when getting off the ferry from Sorrento
MW: Where was it located? Dennis: On a pier
MW: What was your reaction when you saw it? Dennis: That there are idiot drivers who need the sign as a reminder
MW: Is there anything else of importance about the sign? Dennis: Nope
Well there you have it. Thanks Dennis for sending in this Ridiculous Street Sign!
Check out Dennis’ blog Lufthansa Flyer here.
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If you have a Ridiculous Street Signs photo that you would like to contribute and have featured on Michael W Travels, feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
(Not all photos will be featured but thanks in advance for sharing)
It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Ridiculous Street Signs photo. I’ve been meaning to do so but it’s just not that easy. You don’t just plan to find and photograph an odd or ridiculous sign- usually you just happen to come across them when you least expect it. That’s at least how it has always worked for me.
I’ve been toying with the idea of posting reader contributed Ridiculous Street Signs photos. I hadn’t thought about it in awhile, but was reminded of the idea a couple of weeks ago when I received an email. The e-mail was from my friend Rene who blogs over at DeltaPoints.
The subject of the e-mail was “a gift for your blog”. I was curious what it could be. The gift ended up being really awesome. It was a Ridiculous Street Sign photo from Rene’s recent trip to Grand Cayman.